INSPIRATION

Count your blessings

Count your blessings. Don’t let the negative things that happen spoil your joy and peace. Be grateful for what you have.

Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups, and it has its downs. Some days you feel like you’re on the top of the world, but other days you struggle with all sorts of difficulties.

Problems are a stepping stone to something better.

Don’t let the negative things that happen today get you down; tomorrow will always be better. Thank God for everything, and be grateful for what you do have. There’s always someone else who would love to have what you have, and be in your very shoes.

Good times are coming. If you believe it, say ‘amen.”

– Luis Joseph Castle

“Give thanks with a grateful heart. Give thanks to the Holy One. Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.” – Don Moen

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INSPIRATION

Keeping each other happy

Keeping each other happy

A good man knows how to keep a good woman happy. A good woman knows how to keep a good man happy too.

It’s not all about sex. Genuine love, tenderness, attention, patience, forgiveness, and a lifetime commitment; these are important as well.

* Communicate well by talking about everything * Be honest, faithful & trustworthy * Make time for one another * Leave the past in the past * Be tolerant of each other’s flaws * Make your partner your best friend (BFF)

– Luis Joseph Castle


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INSPIRATION

Learn to enjoy your own company

Learn to enjoy your own company

Learn to enjoy your own company instead of expecting someone else to make you happy.

There is certainly nothing wrong with the company of good friends and a romantic partner, but when they’re not available, what do you do? Do you get depressed or feel lonely?

Learn to enjoy being by yourself by cultivating activities and hobbies such as reading, praying, volunteering, taking up a new hobby, attending a class, exercising, cooking, texting a friend, or just walking your dog in the park.

When you keep yourself busy you don’t have time to feel lonely or sad. Enjoy your time alone and you won’t always feel like there is something or someone missing.

– Luis Joseph Castle


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INSPIRATION

God Is Unchanging

God never changes

“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the words that come from God never change.” – Isaiah 40:8

From generation to generation many things may change – fashions, music, language, technology, attitudes, morality – but God’s declared and revealed words remain the same throughout the passing of time. They never change, because God is unchanging. His promises to us can be fully trusted; they are forever settled in heaven, and will always be fulfilled.

To those who love God, His words are fresh and lively, firm and durable – a beacon of light to guide our lives. His words are transcribed into our hearts where they become the in-grafted word, and they issue forth to earthly happiness and everlasting life.

– Luis Joseph Castle

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INSPIRATION

Leave the past in the past

Leave the past in the past

Leave the past in the past. Today is a new day.

“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are ahead, I press forward…” – Philippians 3:13

It is not good to dwell in the past. It will lead to unhappiness, regret, and depression. Also, it will keep you from enjoying the present, or looking forward towards the future. Your past history cannot be erased, so stop worrying about what you cannot change.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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Have faith in God’s timing

Faith in God's Timing

HAVE FAITH IN GOD’S TIMING

“God makes beautiful all things in His time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11

“This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” – Habakkuk 2:3

INSPIRATION

What is a soulmate?

Soulmates

Simply stated, “The love of your life; your perfect match.”

Although everyone has one, some people may never find their soulmate because they are not looking in the right places.

According to modern definition, a “soulmate” is a person who is your destiny partner for life. Someone you will love “forever” because you have instant similarity, love, romance, peace, comfort, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, compatibility and trust.

Plato’s definition

Beware of the usage of the “soulmate” term as defined by Plato, the Greek philosopher, born in 428 BC. It is utter foolishness – a Greek myth portraying humans as originally having four arms, four legs, and a single head with two faces, possessing both male and female genitalia. Supposedly, they were eventually split in two by the Greek god, Zeus, and they forever wandered the earth looking for “their other half.”

The Biblical definition

The biblical concept of soulmates is what we believe is the accurate definition. It comes from the Old Testament concept of finding your Bashert, a Yiddish word meaning “destiny.”

Jewish scholars teach that all marriages are made in heaven. In other words, marriages for humans are created by God almighty and we must pray and wait until we find the perfect partner He has for us. Jewish singles will say that they are looking for their Bashert, meaning, they are looking for that person who will complement them perfectly and whom they themselves will complement perfectly. Since it is considered to have been foreordained by God whom one will marry, one’s spouse is considered to be one’s Bashert. Marriages that do not work out well is the result of not waiting for your Bashert.

The Soulmate is the strongest bond with another person that a man or woman can achieve.

When God first created Adam and Eve, it was two souls united by God. He created them to become “one flesh”, as well as every other couple thereafter.

“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’ Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become ONE FLESH.” – Genesis 2:18-24

God from the very beginning ordained marriage and the family unit as the first and foremost institution on earth. God’s plan for marriage consists of one male and one female who become united as one – physically and spiritually (one flesh). It is a lifelong bond of soulmates who love, compliment and uplift each other.

How do you know you’ve found your soulmate?

You will feel drawn to each other physically and spiritually, and experience an overall sense of completeness – like you were meant to unite. Here are some other clues that you’ve found your soulmate:

1. You connect with them on the deepest level and they allow you to grow as a person within the relationship.

2. You communicate without speaking.

3. You’ve been totally comfortable around each other since you’ve first met.

4. The relationship brings both partners a sense of inner calm.

5. You and your partner have separate identities, but you face the world as one.

6. When you finally meet you find yourself ready for love and your love blooms instantly.

How often does that happen?

Not too often, I’m afraid. Most people today are in and out of relationships that never last because they easily settle for “second best.” They make mistake-after-mistake by getting involved with people who are not God’s best for them. Instead, they should wait patiently in faith that God will provide their perfect soulmate.

“I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I put my hope.” – Psalm 130:5

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him in faith. Those who wait patiently on God to provide the perfect soulmate will not be dissapointed.

So continue praying in faith, keep an open mind and an open heart and expect your soulmate to come knocking. When he or she does, be ready to answer the door.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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SOULMATE QUOTES

1. Soulmates: Twin flames burning with perfect love.

2. Soulmates: You may meet thousands of people but then you meet that one person that touches your life so deeply.

3. It may take a lifetime but soulmates eventually meet, for they have the same secret hiding place.

4. And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

5. Soulmates will stand by you through everything and understand your ups and downs better than anyone else, for they are mentally and spiritually connected to you.

6. You are my soulmate, my sweetheart, my dream come true.

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Children respect your parents

Children Obey Your Parents

A child who is allowed to disrespect their parents will never learn to respect anyone.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother — which is the first commandment with a promise — so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”– Ephesians 6:1-3

Many children are out of control today. I see them yelling at their parents in the grocery stores, having temper tantrums when they don’t get what they want, or worse yet, even physically hitting their mothers and fathers.

This should never be!

Families simply can’t function without respect. Children should be taught respect and honor for their parents from a very young age. They need to respect that their mother and father are their authority in the home. If they rebell against that authority they must be disciplined. If punishment is administered properly – firmly but lovingly, they will eventually learn to respect and obey every form of authority in life when they grow up. They should also be taught to love God and respect His moral laws.

Here are some other parental tips that you should consider:

1. Husbands respect your wives; wives respect your husbands.

When children witness a dad and mom treating each other with love and respect – despite their differences – they will learn best by your good example.

2. Be consistent.

Children need to see consistency in your behavior. Inconsistency on the part of parents leaves kids with an unreliable and unsteady compass to follow.

3. Follow through.

When you need to discipline your children for misbehaving, don’t back-off from your punishment. If you say “No TV for a week, follow through the entire week. Don’t change your mind by mid-week and release them before the punishment is completed. It will teach them to think twice before disobeying you again.

4. Always temper your discipline with love.

Explain to your children why you are punishing them – because you love them and for their own good. Children will accept the consequences of their disobedience more easily more easily than those who are treated with harshness and anger.

5. Be a family.

Cultivate a happy family life. Have meals together, go on special trips and events. Do game nights, go on vacation. Listen to your children’s needs and respond with care.

6. Are you being too mean?

Finally, remember you will not always win a popularity contest with your kids at first. That’s okay. Your primary mission is to love them and protect them from themselves. Do what is best for them – even when they disagree with you or claim you are being “too mean.”

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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